Grateful Dead Live at Freedom Hall on 1989-04-09
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Digital Audience - Jill & Rob R
3 Nak CM 300's - 2 CP 4's (Shotguns) 1 CP3 ( Super Omni ) arranged in an X-Y pattern.
- 2004-07-12 09:40:08
- Louisville, KY
- Taped by
- Jill and Rob R
- Freedom Hall
Subject: not bad
second set is pedestrian. starts off with the worst version of Louie Louie i've ever heard. i love Brent, but this is god awful.
Subject: Dr. Brent Mydland
Subject: Run For The Roses
Subject: Cool Laid back show
Subject: good Brent show
The scene: the hallways at this venue (at least where I was) were like a basement with really low ceilings. If I remember correctly, the venue was pretty small; not as small as Ann Arbor, but smaller than the usual northeast arenas. I also think this was one of the venues that wouldnt let me bring a drum in for the inbetween set drum circle that seemed to happen more and more as time went on.
The music: Brent show all the way. Listen to his keys jam on Foolish Heart. Louise Louise was very cool, but he doesnt remember too many lyrics a bit like the next year in Hamilton where he tried to sing all of Hey Jude, instead of just the reprise. Brent wasnt great at remembering the lyrics to the cover songs he did, but that didnt stop him from smoking it. I remember running from the hallway to the inside to see who was on sax during his sax-sounding solo.
Subject: Increasing Imperativeness as the Ickyness ivaporates
2nd Set: 82 seconds of tuning...Oh, no.. "Louie" has reared its ridiculous head. Why oh why?... first since '87? Who's purporting the sax on us? Well, it's quite polished if kinda basics for its first appearance in twelve months. "Man Smart" is pretty lazy and the tempo is...kinda...tortoise-like...there's no breeze here. "Ship" is one of those that bored me to tears in the overplayed '87. The open canvas available to the performers due to the loose rhythm allowed for a fair amount of exploration without contorting my body into spasms, as more electric versions do. Thank goodness for the carefree, undemanding "UJB" because my head is in a perpetual Drums/Space" mode. A brilliantly mad, sluttish child, demurely warm yet self-centered girl/woman has just proposed marriage to me... of course it's not as pure and sweet as it sounds... she's looking for her US citizenship...(Latvian) Frankly, this is the fifth marriage that has been proposed down my blvd. It's by far the craziest offer and the only one I'd even imagine to consider. My grasp of what I consider any of my mores or values have been thrown into jeopardy by this untamed creature. "TOO" places me in a similiarly demented place. However, without her energy I'd be as solitary in spirit as "Stella." Frankly, is there a less rewarding activity than attempting to provide a guide for future Deadheads to follow when noone responds to anything you play...however, there's always Jerry's soul to latch onto. Thankfully, "Sugar" provides me with an opportunity to rock those jitters off. It's just a standard version but Brent's flourishing insistence makes it smiley.
161 seconds of cheering precede the somber show-closer, "Knockin."
2 5/6th stars
Subject: 4/9/89 !
Subject: Yeah Brent!
The show did not take off from the gates but Jerry turned on the charm during Roses with some lovely vocal work and from there it was pure gold. Check out Brent's firey work in Big Liver! The fiddle midi works beautifully for the supercharged keyboard solo and the crowd responds enthusiastically--love these hi qual auds. A nice Desolation and a still evolving Foolish also make this first set enjoyable. It is odd to hear Foolish come to an abrupt halt to end the set. I can see why they experimented this as a set ender as I always felt Foolish is somewhat similar to Tangled Up In Blue that worked wonderfully in the end of set slot for JGB. Side Note--Man did I always wish "The Boys" would adopt Tangled Up as a first set ender, encore, or any other regular spot in their bag of tricks. Woulda been great if it stayed in rotation beyond the Dylan/Dead tour.
Back to Louisville.
Louie Louie is so over-the-top and rediculously well performed. Brent lays on some serious juice here. I love the sax/flute midi combo during the all-too-short solo and I wish a jam would have commenced that went on forever and ever. This is another song that I think would have been great as a regular or semi-occasional treat. Brent didn't slack off during the follow-up Women either. So much so that I was inspired to review before completing a listen to the whole show.
This is a really good aud recording. Unless you can only appreciate shit that sounds like it was cut in a studio PLEASE ignore the recent "sound sucks" review. This one really puts you there.
Thanks Archive, thanks tapers, Thanks Brent Mydland. Miss you.
Subject: sound sucks
Subject: Dynamite 1st Show!
Subject: Good Show and good audience recording.
Now that we have both versions, I think I will sync and overlay the audience recording on top of the board recording to get a full sound. I'll have to wait for a rainy day to do it :)
Thanks for a great sounding show.
Subject: Good show
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